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This is an Evaluation of DFID’s 2012-17 grant to WHO-NTD, the Geneva-based headquarters of the WHO’s fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). In a pioneering approach, a key element of DFID’s grant was to fund three staff positions within WHO-NTD: a health economist, a logistician and a programme epidemiologist. Unusually DFID also provided specific support to… Read more
EVA-BHN is an £18.86m health voice and accountability programme working at community, district and province level in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) since February 2014. It is part of DFID’s Provincial Health and Nutrition Programme (PHNP) to support delivery of an Essential Health Services Package (EHSP) by the Governments of Punjab and KP. This assessment… Read more
This Second-Stage Report follows an initial scoping study (the ‘Inception Report’) and is intended to provide the Department for International Development (DFID) with support for the 2018 launch of its Education Technology Hub for Research and Innovation. This report seeks to provide actionable understanding of the EdTech ‘landscape’ in seven focal countries: Bangladesh, India, Jordan,… Read more
This assessment provides an external and critical view of the EVA-BHN programme. It provides learning for improving programme effectiveness over the remaining 16 months, for informing the design of future DFID health programme(s) in Pakistan, and for communicating with stakeholders. The assessment was conducted in October, November, and December 2017 through a desk review of… Read more
The ongoing conflict in Syria has taken a devastating toll on the education system; the impact on infrastructure, personnel, resourcing and student attendance is well documented. New DFID-funded research focuses on children’s learning and their exposure to trauma to build a picture of early primary education in opposition-held areas. In combining data on academic performance… Read more
This project completion review (PRC) provides details on the outputs, lessons and recommendations from the DFID funded programme ‘Transition and Recovery of Nepal’s Health System’ which came to a close in May 2017. The aim of the programme was to provide technical assistance to support the recovery of Nepal’s damaged health services, across 31 districts… Read more
The purpose of this Fiduciary Risk Assessment (FRA) for Jordan is to update and expand on the FRA that was prepared in May 2016 at the country level for the education sector, including with a focus on the implementation of the Jordan Compact Education Programme, which is supported by the Department of International Development (DFID)…. Read more
ORIE research on WINNN consisted of operations research, a mixed-methods impact evaluation, economic evaluation, and gender analysis which were conducted over a period of five years. This report integrates findings from this research to provide a high-level summary of WINNN’s achievements along with an overview of the key messages and recommendations that emerge from research… Read more
This brief is produced by the Operations Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) project, led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), and it summarises the learning about strengthening nutrition sector governance from the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme implemented in five states in northern Nigeria (Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara and Yobe). Key messages… Read more